Summer is the best season to have a gose. It’s really hard to swallow super heavy beers when the temperature is over 90 degrees. I’ve been searching out some low alcohol beers to get through the summer lately and a gose is a perfect beer. The low amount of salinity really helps to cut through the tartness. A gose also pairs really well with food. Any sort of barbecue, even a simple burger, will pair well with a gose.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “‘KIM’ NOW HAS A SISTER, named “CHRISSIE” – Tart and bright with a lemon verbena infusion, and lagered for a clean crisp finish. The ultimate thirst-quenching crusher.”
Random: It is weird to see a gose in a large format. Normally, you see either single bottles or cans of gose.
The beer poured with a half a finger of thin, pure-white head. It dissipated quickly and left almost no lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and bright yellow. There was a lot of carbonation visible. The nose started with a lot of tart lemons and lemon zest. Lemon verbena came through next. The taste started with a lot of lemons and lemon verbena. I picked up some white vinegar as well. There was a slight amount of yeast too. The body was light with lots of carbonation. It had a quick finish with lemons. I picked up the bottle for $7.99, which came to $.36 per ounce. I liked this beer a lot, I just wish it had more flavor than just lemon.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0